Manning rallies Giants past Cowboys, 37-34

December 12, 2011 - 1:01 AM
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New York Giants' Brandon Jacobs scores a touchdown as Dallas Cowboys' Anthony Spencer looks on during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Sharon Ellman)

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Eli Manning ended New York's four-game losing streak in style, leading the Giants to two touchdowns in the final 3:14 to beat the Dallas Cowboys 37-34 Sunday night in a showdown for first place in the NFC East.

Dallas appeared to tie the game with a 47-yard field goal as time expired, but New York called a timeout. Given another chance to force overtime, rookie Dan Bailey's kick was blocked by Jason Pierre-Paul — who also had a sack for a safety and forced a fumble.

The Giants (7-6) and Cowboys are tied atop the division, but this victory gives New York the inside track. The teams will meet again in the season finale, on New Year's Day, at the Giants' home field.

Dallas lost its second straight.